Can I use this tube as a feeding tube???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GardenChickens, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. GardenChickens

    GardenChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen is sick and I need to get lots of liquid down her but I don't know where to get a proper feeding tube and all my vet has is this...will that be ok?
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    I don't want to hurt her but I can't order online because it will take too long to get here?!?
    Please help!
     
  2. Sutremaine

    Sutremaine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like aquarium airline (about 5mm). It should be fine, just wave it over a flame to melt the edges smooth. Rub it with a little oil just before using it, to help it go down more smoothly.
     
  3. Bigwig

    Bigwig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure to put it down the right hole! I killed one of my hens when I put fluids into her lungs.
     
  4. GardenChickens

    GardenChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes I will be as careful as possible, thank you for the warning!
     
  5. GardenChickens

    GardenChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks!
     

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